It’s called Dopamine Diet , the dopamine (or dopamine) diet, therefore ultimately the pleasure diet: it was developed by a multi-starred chef and British TV star (he’s on the Bake Off UK program), Tom Kerridge .
Who has developed a slimming regime (with which he himself would have lost a lot of weight) that is based on satisfying foods, in order to keep motivation high while on a diet, with a tasty and varied although low-calorie diet. At the heart of the Dopamine diet , in fact, there are the pleasure and satisfaction of the palate: and it is for this reason that Kerridge called it this way. Dopamine or dopamine is in fact a catecholamine, a hormone with neurotransmitter functions that regulates many functions, and is released by the hypothalamus following stimuli of pleasure and satisfaction.
But what does the Dopamine diet consist of ?
It is a regime in which only certain foods are eaten, including:
fish : salmon, herring, tuna, anchovies in particular and fish in general, crustaceans and molluscs
meat: only forage or organically farmed meat
milk, dairy products and cheeses
fats such as nuts and hazelnuts, oil, coconut oil, butter
fruit and vegetables: especially bananas,
dark chocolate and cocoa
. Excluded: refined carbohydrates, alcohol, coffee, sugar, legumes.
Basically, the Dopamine diet is a Paleo-type diet, with some differences:
– you also eat dairy products and cheeses
– you eat sugary fruit
The food plan is simple: except for foods, no foods can be eaten during the day, trying to make the consumption of fruit and vegetables prevail.
I give you an example on page two.